Covid-19:Matatu operators urged to frequently sanitize PSVs

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Transport CS James Macharia
Transport CS James Macharia

Matatu operators in and around Nairobi city have been urged to clean and sanitize their vehicles frequently, to curb the spread of the Coronavirus. Speaking at the Railways station during an inspection with other public transport stakeholders, Transport CS James Macharia said matatus should be cleaned after every round of dropping passengers in the city, “Don’t clean in the morning and evening only…,” he said.

He further urged PSV owners to ensure they have sanitizers in their vehicles. The directives are meant to curb the spread of Covid-19 with passengers also urged to pay their bus fare through M-Pesa to avoid any handling of cash notes that may be contaminated.

The Matatu Owners Association chairman Simon Kimutai has also urged the suppliers of sanitizers to ensure the supply doesn’t get depleted. He noted that Kenyans were in a rush to acquire the product and that they need to be restocked.